Thursday, 30 April 2015

EXPLORING YORK







A long overdue post since it was back in the winter that my family, along with my best friend and her little brother, took a trip to York for the very first time. My parents (mum especially) and I love going on train journeys since it's something that we don't get to experience back in Australia. It may seem like the most mundane form of commute to some but there's something extremely therapeutic about watching the hills and the countryside roll past your window. After previously exploring cities like Oxford and Cambridge, we decided to visit York as we'd also heard that it's very beautiful there. Two hours on the train from London and we arrived, surrounding buildings distinctly Georgian in architectural style. We made our way over the river, beautiful red-brick buildings looming into view. Another thing I really love about smaller cities is how convenient it is to be able to walk around the entire place. Our sightseeing destinations included York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in England. Quite untimely, it was one of the windiest days of the winter season and I think we definitely burned extra calories trying to walk against the constant and opposing icy gusts. Luckily I had rugged up that morning, wearing a cozy knitted vintage jumper, thick Zara leggings, Topshop boots and socks, and a beanie (mainly because I hadn't washed my hair but it proved extremely effective in stopping my noggin' from freezing off). The entire day was spent wandering around the cobblestoned roads and taking the city all in though we sheltered in coffee shops a couple of times to take a respite from the mini hurricane that was sweeping through the Shambles. I feel particularly fond of York since it's my precious pup's hometown (he's a Yorkshire Terrier if you didn't catch my drift) though unfortunately he didn't join us on this trip, which was probably a good thing as he would have likely blown away on this particular day. My parents had a wonderful time and were both completely taken by York as well. I'd love to go back around this time or during the summer and hopefully explore every nook and cranny of this gorgeous city,

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  1. Perfect...love this place. Will have to get back to it sometime soon, maybe you'll be there at the same time :)

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  2. I'm at uni in york and it's gorgeous! great pictures xx
    elly from alldeathbydiamonds

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Love your dress x

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  4. Gorgeous shots! Your outfit looks so warm and cozy; love the jumper and your baubley socks. :)

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  5. Woah, there are so many gorgeous buildings in York, definitely a place I'd love to check out. Hope you had a great time! (:

    Blushhx

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  6. have fun dear.... beautiul
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  7. Sounds like it was a lovely day - I'd love to explore York! You should definitely visit Winchester if you haven't already, it used to be the capital of England, some of Les Mis was filmed there aaaand there's loads of history! Hope I've sold it to you haha.

    I love that jumper, reminds me of a beautiful tapestry! Also totally relate to the use of hat to hide lack of washed hair!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  8. I love seeing vacation photos and yours are gorgeous! You outfit is so perfect for exploring and sightseeing! York looks so beautiful and so much history to see in those beautiful buildings!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  9. Welcome to Yorkshire! I recommend Leeds ("the capital of the north") if you've not been before :)
    x GNAR MOSH x

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  10. Beautiful photos, it looks amazing there :)

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  11. Wow It's so beautiful:) xx
    Bianka
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  12. What a beautiful place! Ive never been myself but know friends who live there, will make the effort to visit! Love your jumper by the way x
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  13. Next time you book a trip to York let me know & I'll come meet you! It's only a 40 minute (and £10!) train away from me!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  14. ommmg I love York!!!! I wish you would go again this week So I could come haha !! Also your jumper and these cute socks are amazing :) Come to Manchester soon :D xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  15. York is such a lovely place, we went for our staff Christmas do and loved exploring (mainly the bars though haha!). Would deffo come back for a nice day out :)

    Loving the print on that jumper btw!


    Gabby xo

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  16. Love the photos, it looks so nice!

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  17. What a gorgeous location! Love the sweater!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  18. Beautiful place and photos! Your jumper is perfect

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  19. Love cute places that are all lined with cobblestones, your pictures are lovely. I remember going to York for a little holiday years ago. Also what a pretty jumper! xx

    J'adore.

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  20. Loved this post! Beautiful photographs and I enjoyed reading about your travels. That vintage jumper is pretty, you look lovely! Thanks for sharing your visit to York :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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